Uttarakhand News

Overhead Power Lines in Dehradun to go underground soon

The government has chalked out plans for providing power supply to around 1.25 lakh families in the coming 1.5 years.  Under Pandit Deendayal Gram Jyoti Scheme electricity will be provided to each household along with this the overhead power lines in Dehradun and Haridwar will be laid underground. This decision was taken on Sunday at the CM Camp Department in the presence of CM Trivendra Rawat and Piyush Goyal, Minister of State with Independent Charge for Power, Coal, New & Renewable Energy and Mines in the Government of India.

Overhead Power Lines in Dehradun to go underground soon

Src: Points discussed in the meeting

During the conference, Piyush Goyal said that it’s impossible to provide power supply to 2.5 lakh families in the state through a grid. For this, Arunachal Pradesh’s Off Grid Power (solar and wind energy) will be considered to electrify the households till December 18. The Central Government will also promote the roof top solar energy. On the request of CM Trivendra Rawat, Goyal has agreed to offer electricity to Dehradun, Haridwar and other places of tourist interest that will be joined with the Integrated Power Development Scheme. In this, the electricity will reach the houses with the help of underground cabling. In the initial stage, Dehradun and Haridwar will get rid of the messy wires.

Src: Hindustan